Nearly 300 students attend MESA Regional Event at ASU
Thirteen schools and 296 students registered for the MESA Regional event at ASU’s Tempe campus in 2012.
AZ MESA is a free after-school educational program coordinated by the Fulton Schools of Engineering. The program is designed to encourage underserved ethnic minorities, girls, low income and first-generation, college-bound students to pursue coursework, advanced study and possible careers in math, engineering and science.
With the help of a volunteer advisor, the MESA Program promotes a strong academic foundation in math and science as the key to college admission and success.
MESA competitions, curriculum and workshops are sponsored by ASU and AZ MESA. Individual teams pay only a minimal registration fee. Competitions are held twice a year at ASU and the University of Arizona. They include physics-related challenges including bottle rockets, egg launches, solar ovens and catapults. All are designed to capture student imagination and encourage interest in STEM-related concepts.